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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:05 am 
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Not going to get that mileage in a Jeep! Down here, my fillups run around $55-60 a tank currently. When gas prices have crept over $4.00 in the past, my tankful of gas was running as high as $75. I commute 40 miles roundtrip for work, and usually put 100+ per weekend driving around between friends and photography.

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I agree zack but I really do need the jeep down the road for photography purposes and where I am moving to. Along with that no matter which coast I move to in the end I know fuel prices will be a lot more than here.

The move for me in entirely dependent on my photography desires and I'm still making my final debates on the east coast and its iceburgs, different whale species, massive seabird colonies, an entirely different and more expansive artic region and conservative life style compared to the west coast of northern BC and its larger and denser population of humpbacks, grizzlies and other bears, more accessable but smaller arctic region, smaller seabird colonies but more species, more accessable intertidal life which has seen much less of a human footprint, sea otters, temperate rain forests, and of course a much more liberal life style.

Right now there is a slight lean towards the west coast because daily outings are more varied there and have easier access and also because there are more potential projects within the rainforest which need to be brought into the public's eyes. It's easy enough to visit the east coast several times a year for planned outings and trips to the arctic on the east coast still involve charters no matter where I live whereas the west coast allows me to drive to the arctic if I choose to do so. It's a trip I made once and thouroughly enjoyed.

Hard choice but I have til fall to make it :)

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You should choose your location based on this map.
http://www.bsc-eoc.org/birdmap_e.htm
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At the moment we pay $1.37 Ltr, what annoys us most is driving passed a service station on the way to the shops and seeing an increase of 15 cents per litre on the way back. I've always thought the US has cheap fuel compared to us and the UK highway robbery.

I drive a 3.8 ltr Mitsubishi and get 600 Km on the road and around 400 Km around town from a tank, I don't like little 4 cylinder cars as they always seem to be racing compared to the v6 or straight 6. If I want to go somewhere there is no alternate but to buy the fuel.

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don`t you guys have diesel 4wd`s ?

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I sympethize Wolf...when I lived in California, I had a 4x4 for a similar reason - I did lots of exploring off road, and couldn't have done it without a serious off roader. I had a beefed suspension, larger tires, an electric winch, full skid plates, double lockable diffs with center lock, snorkel intake, flapped exhaust, and full light bar. Lots of desert running, trail running, mountain goating, snow running, and rock crawling. Mileage stunk...but tank held 25 gallons so range was still good...and in those days gas was $1.20 a gallon!

Once I moved to flat, seasonless Florida, there just wasn't any purpose in having a 4x4 anymore, so I switched back to cars - more recently all-wheel drive cars as they have so much better traction in the rain we get alot here, and when I trek up north to snowy climes.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:58 am 
Almost everyone here has 4 wheel drives. I had a 4x4 diesel that I bought new in 05, when I got it diesel was about $1 a gallon cheaper then gas. Now diesel is $1 more then gas. I got rid of the diesel about 6 months ago, now I have a Jeep, a minivan (ok that's my wifes,) and a Yamaha Roadstar (Cruiser motorcycle.)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:07 am 
Prices by me (Chicagoland) are roughly $3.20 per gallong


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See - told you the midwest US is cheaper! $3.20 sounds nice - this morning on the way to work, we were $3.59...up almost $0.10 from yesterday. Thank you Ghaddafi and oil speculators!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:48 pm 
Typically the Chicago area is one of the most expensive. I'm out in the burbs.


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I've slightly renamed the thread to give it greater relevance in this section!

In my part of New Zealand you're looking at around $2 NZD per litre of 91. That's about $1.50 USD at current rates.


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well we were at $1.19 yesterday but it came down to $1.11 today... maybe smarter heads are prevailing... wow.. what am I saying.. its the oil companies.. there are no smart heads

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They should have way back when when the Pan Am dropped down to Scotland.
They would have had a great fwd operating base to take care of the other dictator in the region and maybe teach a lesson to the others.

Just the undiplomatic thoughts of a sailor :wink:

I took the big aggressive mud n snow tires of my Jeep and went with 4 smaller snow tires for the rest of the winter which has helped my mileage some.
Jeeps like mine certainly weren't designed for highway cruising.
That said given the snow amounts we finally got this year and last I've had no issues getting up or down the mntn we live on,it's not real high but...it's steep.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:36 pm 
hey guys I want daily updates about the fuel prices plz help…


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I am more in to finding local parks and conservation areas in GTA,Peel-Halton areas


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